Fans of Netflix’s “Queer Eye” raised more than $95,000 to help one of the show’s participants pay off her student loans and return to college.

Jess Guilbeaux described in her season 3 episode how she had to drop out of University of Kansas, where she was studying computer science,  because she could not afford the expenses, The Wichita Eagle reported.

Guilbeaux, 23, said she had been thrown out of the house by her adoptive family at the age of 16 after they discovered she was a lesbian.


After her appearance on the hit makeover show with an episode Netflix titled “Black Girl Magic,” a fan named Vanessa Gamet created a GoFundMe page to help Guilbeaux.

“Let's send this smart and strong woman back to college to complete what she began and give her the future she deserves,” Gamet wrote on the fundraising website. “While I do not personally know Jess, I felt compelled to initiate this campaign and have handed over ownership of this account to her. The funds go directly to her.”

As of Tuesday, supporters had raised more than $95,000 toward the $100,000 goal.

“She managed to pay off her student loans thanks to the generosity of the national and international community,” GoFundMe spokesperson Aja Shepherd told The Hill on Tuesday. “Donations came in from nearly all 50 states, including Washington, D.C. and more than 25 countries and territories.”

Guilbeaux confirmed on Twitter that she had been in contact with Gamet and that all proceeds would be turned over to her.

“This is so sweet. I have no words. I’m dehydrated at this point,” she tweeted last month with crying-face emojis. 

Guilbeaux spoke with Them Magazine this week to talk about her experience with the “Fab Five” and what was next after her stardom from the hit franchise. 

“I think I’m just going to continue putting myself outside my comfort zone and challenging myself. And I’m going to pursue some of the dreams that I thought would be on hold forever,” she told the outlet. “That’s the thing I learned most from the show, is that I can do whatever I put my mind to. It’s kind of powerful to say that. My identities don’t hold me back from doing those things — they actually make it way better to achieve them.”

The Hill has reached out to Guilbeaux and Netflix for comment.